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Yassine Ouhdadi El Ataby

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Tortosa, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, French, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in late 2014.
Why this sport?
"It was just a hobby. My highest ambition was to enjoy running. I ran twice a week in the mountains or on the road. I only started on the track in 2018."
Club / Team
ISS L'Hospitalet: Spain
Name of coach
Benito Ojeda [personal], ESP; Mustapha Lourchit Hanafi [personal]
Training Regime
He trains at the Sant Cugat High Performance Centre in Barcelona, Spain.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the silver medal in the T13 5000m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Apr 2021; Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2020)
Injuries
He had a soleus [calf] muscle injury that interrupted his training schedule in mid-2019. (dxtadaptado.com, 02 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 14 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He was born with cataracts in both eyes. (dxtadaptado.com, 14 Nov 2019)
Other information
FROM MOROCCO TO SPAIN
He was born in Morocco but competes for Spain, having moved there at age six. "I am happy to be able to represent Spain. When they told me I had a chance to compete with the national team I started training hard to be in my best shape." (dxtadaptado.com, 02 Nov 2019)